I’m all about a gift that has a purpose, last years valentines day I up-cycled an old Raleigh Twenty for Georgia and surprised her with a picnic. This year I wanted to do something similar but have whatever I did for the home.
I was looking on TradeMe as I do for vintage furniture to up-cycle and found this old 1960’s chair that was in need of some TLC so hit buy now for $30.00.
It didn’t take much to restore this chair, some hard sanding, bit of undercoat and 3 coats of Dulux Duramax, gloss vivid white. It was easy to do this in the garage so she didn’t spot it (she never goes in there). I’ve been keeping an eye on the awesome homewares that EziBuy home has to offer so shot down to their store here in Christchurch to see what they had in stock. I was in luck!!!! They had a striped outdoor cushion to match our beanbags and a charcoal pom-pom throw.
I set the chair up before I left for work so she could see it when she got home before me. I added a movie voucher in the card and had some flowers delivered to her work, I think she was pretty happy haha.
Next time you’re in need of a gift, think outside the square and think of something that the receiver can use for years to come. It’s so rewarding when you see that they genuinely love the gift considering the amount of time you put into it.